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Maya Chess

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Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Pieces (but not pawns or kings) move according to their supporting units. Unmoved supporting units do not transfer power. I allowed castling if the rook can move as a rook. There are groups and a newsletter in India.

The inventor is Raja Ravisekhar, India's great chess master and teacher.

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WWW Page Added: Sunday, June 27, 2002 


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Author: Ed Friedlander.

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Maya Chess. Indian variant in which a defended unit (not king or pawn) moves according to the defender(s).
Ed Friedlander wrote on 2006-12-24 EST
Thank you for letting me know. I have found his in-progress website and made the link.

seetharaman wrote on 2004-04-15 EDTGood ★★★★
the inventor of this variant is Mr.Ravisekhar, International Master of India who represented India in the Olympiad for several years in the seventies and eighties.

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